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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

OceanLED, the global leader in marine LED lighting, today introduced the new Sport DockLight Series. The Sport DockLight Series utilizes the popular Sport S3116s and S3124s underwater LED lights which output up to 5,000 Fixture Lumens and create a stunning light display to illuminate your dock whilst providing safety and security.

tags: Lighting

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Many of you have expressed an interest in joining Freedom Boat Club of Lake Erie, but hesitated to do so because our closest location to you is in Rocky River. We are evaluating the opening of a 4th Freedom Boat Club of Lake Erie location to serve you in downtown Cleveland! We want to make hassle-free boating a viable option for those

tags: Boat Club

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Visitors to South Bass Island this summer have the chance to explore Lake Erie science and history at the South Bass Island Lighthouse, Aquatic Visitors Center and Gibraltar Island, which all open for tours this week. South Bass Island Lighthouse, which was completed in 1897, is located at the southwest tip of the island and was in

tags: History

Monday, July 3, 2017

The recent fatalities an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and 19-year-old young man in Ohio are bringing scrutiny to an age-old summer ritual that’s common on waterfronts across America: swimming near boat docks. Initial reports say the youngster died when touching a dock’s electrified boatlift, and the Ohio teen died as a

tags: Safety

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced that its Phantom Security and Monitoring (SM) system prevented the sinking of a 65-foot Fairline. “I got a warning call from my GOST Phantom earlier

tags: Electronics, Safety, Software & Apps

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Travel 1003 C is a new, longer-running model of Torqeedo’s best-selling electric outboard with integrated lithium battery. The Travel 1003 C boasts a 915 Wh battery – 73 percent more battery capacity compared to the standard Travel 1003 at an almost-identical weight. Both Travel 1003 models offer the same performance

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Island hopping on the Great Lakes sure is fun in the warmer months of the year. You can hit the beach, go hiking in the forest, discover new wines, or just lose track of time and explore. But how do you get to where all the fun is happening? If you don’t have your own boat, taking a ferry is the way to go. Lake Michigan If you

tags: Destination, Great Lakes

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A dirty scum line has turned your boat’s usually white hull a dark brown hue. Scrubbing, even power washing, doesn’t remove it completely. What to do? ACID BATH We tested two popular hull cleaners on the same boat to see which works best. Our subject bowrider sat at the dock from early May to late October. Parked at the

tags: Cleaners, Hull

Monday, June 26, 2017

Revolutionary chart maker Navionics, has packed their new Navionics+ titles with additional features at an affordable price for smaller boat owners. The Navionics+ charts now include ready-to-use coastal nautical charts and thousands of lakes preloaded with the crowd-sourced, hi-def SonarChart™, as well as the downloadable and

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Electronics

Monday, June 26, 2017

As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers will focus on keeping boaters safe through heightened awareness and enforcement of boating under the influence laws. The initiative is part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign, which runs June 30-July 2. The annual campaign

tags: Events, Safety